Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us..  - Roy Adzak

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Purple Pair, 20x24, selected for the University of Michigan Rackham Hall exhibit "Reaching for the Light". Giclee now available for limited special at $375.

   Joel Ellis Brief Bio

Joel Ellis Art is currently displayed in businesses and private collections throughout Michigan, the Midwest, Washington D.C. and internationally. Trained in a comprehensive program of art and design at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Joel taught many years for Michigan schools culminating his career as an educator at the daVinci Institute for high school students in Jackson, Michigan.

     Highlights of Joel Ellis Art:

Award winner at Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art (MICA) exhibit presented by Mid-Michigan Art Guild 2017

Featured artist of 12 dune paintings at Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Selected Reaching for the Light  exhibit Rackham Hall, University of Michigan

Selected Art in the Sky Billboard Project, Arts Council of Greater Lansing & Adams                         Outdoor Advertising

Selected purchase PNC Tower, Pittsburgh, PA and PNC Dearborn, MI
represented through Goodall Gallery

Featured artist Clark Hill Law Firm Lansing, MI through Absolute Gallery

Featured artist, Arts Council of Greater Lansing office

Featured Artist, Shiawassee Art Center

Art Prize 2012 selection at San Chez Bistro, Grand Rapids, MI

Awarded Best of Show, Mid-Michigan Art Guild

Selected Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Bloomfield/Birmingham Art Center

A winner in the 50th Greater Michigan Artists Exhibition, Dow Center, Midland

Selected for the Michigan Governor's Residence Artists Program

Awarded Best in Show for 40th MEA Art Educators acquisitions

Award winner at Arts for the Spirit National Arts Program exhibit, Oakwood Healthcare,                              Dearborn, Michigan

 Jury accepted Clark Hill Law Firm, Lansing, judge Roy Saper of Saper Gallery

Collection in LJPR Financial Services, Troy, Michigan

Agent sales through Goodall Gallery, Shiawassee Arts Center, Chelsea River Gallery


Three Poppies, 20x24,  Giclee now available for limited special at $375.